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Vivitar DVR508 Camcorder

£39.95
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281g CMOS 4x Jul 2013
Weight Sensor Type Digital Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Compact and stylish in blue, the Vivitar DVR508NHD Traditional Camcorder is ideal for taking with you on-the-go. Recording in HD 720p for great quality home movies, the DVR508NHD also snaps still... More
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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Vivitar DVR508 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other camcorders that were released more than two years ago do not have an image stabilizer.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other video cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including the JVC GZ-E10[plb_1688237_price] which is cheaper.

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SDHC Compatible Memory Cards

SDHC compatible memory cards

The Vivitar DVR508 supports an SDHC compatible memory cards which is better than the SD compatible memory cards supported by most video cameras of this age and type. This video camera also support an sd and sdhc compatible memory cards. SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB. The worst memory card type of all video cameras of a comparable age and type to the DVR508 is Not supported and the best is SDXC.

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a cmos sensor type, which is typical of many camcorders of a comparable type and age to it.

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Has Five White Balances

The Vivitar DVR508 has a greater number of white balance modes than most camcorders of a similar spec and age to it. This Vivitar video camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on camcorders of a similar age and spec to the DVR508. The white balances "fluorescent", "cloudy", "daylight" and "Bulb" are also found on this camcorder.

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Very Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 2.8 millimeters, the Vivitar DVR508 has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other camcorders that were launched more than two years ago. The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of camcorders that are a comparable age to the DVR508 is 1.8mm and the longest is 110mm.

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16 Reasons Against

Vivitar Camcorders Only Have Poor Reviews

Vivitar camcorders have poor reviews on average and across all camcorders Vivitar is one of the lower rated brands.

Very Small Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of video cameras that have been around for more than two years range from 1.3" to 11". The Vivitar DVR508 has one of the smaller display diagonals (only 1.79921357 inches) amongst camcorders of this age.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the Vivitar DVR508 has one of the smaller digital zooms amongst camcorders of this age. The average digital zoom of camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the DVR508 is 340x.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

Most camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the DVR508 do not have an HDMI. The Vivitar DVR508 is no exception to this as it too does not have an HDMI.

We compared this video camera to all the other video cameras with an HDMI and we think the JVC GZ-E10[plb_1688237_price] which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Not Full HD

The Vivitar DVR508 is not Full HD, although it is worth noting that most of the other camcorders that were released more than two years ago are also not Full HD.

Camcorders which are Full HD that might also be worth looking at include the JVC GZ-E10[plb_1688237_price] which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to the DVR508, the Vivitar DVR508 does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The Vivitar DVR508 has one of the smaller internal memorys (only 8 megabytes) amongst comparable spec video cameras of this age. The average internal memory of comparable spec camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the DVR508 is 5.9GB, and the internal memorys range from 8MB to 32GB.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the DVR508 the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 0.5mm to 900mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 140mm. With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 2.8 millimeters, the Vivitar DVR508 has a quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and type.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Display

Most camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the DVR508 do not have a built-in display. The Vivitar DVR508 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in display.

Other video cameras which also have a built-in display that you might want to consider include the JVC GZ-E10[plb_1688237_price] which is also cheaper.

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Not Waterproof

The Vivitar DVR508 is not waterproof. Most of the other camcorders of this age and spec are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Vivitar DVR508 does not have a night mode. Most of the other camcorders of this spec and age also do not have a night mode.

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Vivitar DVR508 has a 1280 x 720 pixels maximum video resolution which is higher than most camcorders that came out around the same time as it. Most camcorders that were released more than two years ago have a 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution.

A 1280 x 720 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the worst maximum video resolution across all comparable spec video cameras that came out around the same time as the DVR508.

Across comparable types of camcorder the best maximum video resolution is 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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Not 3D

The Vivitar DVR508 is not 3D. Most of the other camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the DVR508 are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Vivitar DVR508 does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to the DVR508 also do not have a built-in projector.

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Only Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The Vivitar DVR508 has a greater number of audio formats than most video cameras of this age and spec. The most commonly supported audio formats supported is LPCM, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this Vivitar camcorder. The audio formats supporteds wav are also supported by this video camera.

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Fairly High Minimum Aperture Number

At 3, the Vivitar DVR508 has a quite high minimum aperture number compared to most of the other camcorders that were released more than two years ago. The lowest minimum aperture number of camcorders of a similar type and age to the DVR508 is 1.1 and the highest is 4.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Vivitar DVR508

Released Over Three Years Ago

This video camera has been on the market for over three years.

Average Weight

With a weight of 281 grams, the Vivitar DVR508 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other camcorders that came out around the same time as the DVR508.

Other video cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the JVC GZ-E10[plb_1688237_price] (185g and cheaper).

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Type
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Image Stabilizer Type
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Aperture Number
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Maximum Aperture Number
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Memory Slots
Compatible Memory Cards
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
White Balance
Shutter
Shutter Speed (video)
Camera Shutter Speed
Display
Display Diagonal
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder Type
Camera
Camcorder Type
Self-Timer Delay
Design
Colour of Product
Video
Full HD
Video Formats Supported
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Still Image Resolution(s)
Continuous Shooting Mode
Audio
Audio Formats Supported
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB Connector Type
Battery
Battery Type
Battery Technology
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Other Features
Compatible Operating Systems
Lens Focal Range
Auto Focus
Photo Mode
Internal Memory
Interface
Cable Type
Aperture Range (F-F)
Windows Operating Systems Supported
USB Connectivity
Audio Recording Formats
Mac Operating Systems Supported
USB Port
Dimensions (WxDxH)
USB Cable
USB 2.0 Connectors
Waterproof
Video Compression Formats
Display Diagonal (metric)
Projector
Built-In Projector
Technical Details
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Shutter Speed
Self-Timer

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers vivitar dvr508, vivitar dvr508h, vivitar dvr508b, vivitar dvr508s, vivitar dvr508n, vivitar dvr508bl, vivitar dvr508st, vivitar dvr508nh, vivitar dvr508hd, vivitar dvr508nhd, vivitar dvr508hdp, vivitar dvr508blk, vivitar dvr508str, vivitar dvr508stra, vivitar dvr508hdpi, vivitar dvr508straw, vivitar dvr508hdpin, vivitar dvr508hdpink
Barcodes 00681066136867, 00681066901083, 00681066949351, 00753182325590

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